This Happened at MASH, Piccadilly

Behold the tomahawk steak in all its glory.  It’s the size of a Flintstones brontosaur rib; mammoth proportions. For the uninitiated, the ‘tomahawk’ cut is a massive on-the-bone rib steak. It is cut from the fore-rib with the thickness determined by the width of the bone to which the steak is attached – meaning it’s huge –…

Flat Iron pt II – A Year Later

Last May, I wrote about Flat Iron as the best value steak in London. I had just visited their second restaurant on Denmark street just outside Soho.  Now a third, and largest yet, restaurant is open for business in the heart of Covent Garden – 17/18 Henrietta St, WC2E 8QH – proving once again that London’s desire…

On Tour: The Porterhouse, Roy’s Hawaii Kai

“Roy” is perhaps the biggest name from the relatively small culinary community in Hawaii. And Roy’s Hawaii Kai is where the culinary kingdom of Roy Yamaguchi really started.  Today, Roy owns 31 restaurants around the world.  He started a restaurant in California in the 1984, but it was Roy’s Hawaii Kai in 1988 that established his…

Meet Zelman Meats. Nice to Meat You

Misha Zelman’s next London venture is well and truly underway at Zelman Meats.  Tucked into a Soho alley that joins the busy Wardour and Dean Streets, you could cruise past without noticing.  But Londoners have taken notice, in a big way.  This is just the latest meat factory from the Jewish Moscow native turned London restauranteur. You…

Gaucho: the Steaks Review

A while back I wrote the Beeffanatic review of the Gaucho burger.  You can read that post here, but this one will focus on their steaks – which are excellent.  I’ve been to four different Gaucho locations around London and each time had a great steak experience.  Whether it be for a classy dinner or an…

Hawksmoor: the Steaks Review and 10th Anniversary

A while back, I wrote up the Beeffanatic review of the Hawksmoor burger which became my favorite burger in all of London.  You can read that post here, but it seems fitting that on (or about) the 10th anniversary of Hawksmoor this post will focus on their steaks. Hawksmoor started from humble beginnings and has grown…

The Pavilion, of Great British Menu Fame

I found this restaurant by way of watching a bit too many episodes of The Great British Menu over the course of 2013 and 2014.  On the show, there was a particular chef I really rooted for, Adam Simmonds.  He appeared to be the scruffy upstart with a bag of surprises when compared to the…